Google turns 14
Startups and entrepreneurs have the power to build technologies and creative solutions that transform the world and move us forward. Innovation is happening everywhere: There are approximately 400 million entrepreneurs across 54 countries, and 69 million early-stage entrepreneurs offering new products and services, if you believe the stats. As Google turnt 14 last month, they’re celebrating this creative spirit and officially launched Google for Entrepreneurs, the umbrella for several dozen programs and partnerships around the world that support startups and entrepreneurs.
Google for Entrepreneurs focus is threefold:
1. Partnerships with strong organizations that serve entrepreneurs in local communities
2. Google-led programs to bring their teams and tools directly to entrepreneurs
3. Placing relevant Google tools in the hands of startups as they are getting off the ground and ready to scale
Google for Entrepreneurs is already on a roll, with current projects ranging from support for the annual journey of entrepreneurship through India by train, to partnering with a number of accelerator and incubator programs around the world, like iHub in Kenya and Le Camping in France. And, last week, they rolled out their newest partnership: teaming up with Women 2.0 to bring their Founder Friday events to more cities. These events bring together current and aspiring female entrepreneurs once a month to connect with mentors and one another to build community.
Certainly something worth getting excited for!